Conference Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Ryan Avery

Accelerate Your Achievements
(The Map to Manifesting Your BIG Dreams)
June 9, 2019

Ryan Avery is one of the Millennial generation’s most profound speakers on generational leadership and strategic communication. At age 25, Ryan became the youngest World Champion of Public Speaking in history, competing against more than 30,000 contestants from 116 countries to claim the 2012 World Championship for Toastmasters International.

Ryan has delivered keynotes and trainings on every continent in the world, is an Emmy-award winning journalist, and a two-time best-selling author. Ryan currently lives in the U.S. with his wife Chelsea and daughter Atlas. He is the highly sought-after headliner at conferences and for conducting companywide trainings on the power of strategic communication and corporate storytelling. Learn more at

Chris Dorn

Safe Havens International
June 10, 2019

Chris Dorn is a school safety expert and author who has consulted with governments across the globe. He has written numerous articles for trade magazines and journals as well as five books on school safety. He recently released his sixth book in print, “Staying Alive: How to Act Fast and Survive Deadly Encounters.” His third book, “Innocent Targets: When Terrorism Comes to School,” is the foremost text on school terrorism and is in use by countless organizations including FEMA and Department of Homeland Security personnel in all 50 states. He is a frequent guest author and presenter at national conferences and school safety training academies, and he was selected as part of a team to author course content for the Department of Homeland Security as part of the White House 2013 school safety initiative. Learn more about Chris and the work of Safe Havens International.

David Horsager

The Trust Edge™: How Top Leaders and Organizations Drive Business Results through Trust
June 11, 2019

David Horsager, MA, CSP, CPAE is the CEO of Trust Edge Leadership Institute, national bestselling author of The Trust Edge, inventor of the Enterprise Trust Index™, and director of one of the nation’s foremost trust studies: The Trust Outlook™. His work has been featured in prominent publications such as Fast Company, Forbes, The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal. David has advised leaders and delivered life-changing presentations on six continents, with audiences ranging everywhere from FedEx, Toyota and global governments to the New York Yankees and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Get free resources and more at and

Transportation Director Summit Keynote

Don Harkey

Don Harkey spent the first decade of his career with Fortune 500 companies (3M, ADM) as a chemical engineer where he played different roles including a shift supervisor and project engineer. He also learned principles of leadership, Six-Sigma, and Lean Manufacturing. Most importantly, he learned how to implement systems that help teams to be successful.

In 2012, Don cofounded People Centric Consulting Group, and became the sole owner in 2018. Don is a popular keynote speaker delivering high-energy, interactive and often humorous presentations on topics including managing Millennials, building a healthy culture, developing better managers and leaders, and methods of handling toxic employees. His primary role at People Centric is business development, although he still works with many clients. His favorite saying is “Passion is Productive.”